Josué Ortega CV
Lecturer in Economics, Queen’s University Belfast, since 2019.
  •  confirmed in post, since 2021.


Ph.D. in Economics, University of Glasgow, 2014 - 2017.
  • Advisor: Hervé Moulin. Examiner: Olivier Tercieux.
  • Visiting Columbia University in NYC, during fall semester 2016.
M.Sc. in Economics, Vienna Institute for Advanced Studies, 2012 - 2014.

Previous Employment

Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), researcher, 2018 - 2019.
University of Essex, lecturer, 2017 - 2018.


  1. Fair cake-cutting in practice, 
  • Games and Economic Behavior (2022).
  • with M. Kyropoulou and E. Segal-Halevi, 
  • extended abstract on the ACM Conference on Economics and Computation.
  1. Obvious manipulations in cake-cutting, 
  • Social Choice and Welfare (2022).
  • with E. Segal-Halevi. 
  1. On the integration of Shapley-Scarf housing markets, 
  • Journal of Mathematical Economics (2022).
  • with K. Manocha and R. Kumar
  • extended abstract on the Symposium on Algorithmic Game Theory. 
  1. Efficiency and fairness in cake-cutting with single-peaked preferences, 
  • Economics Letters (2020).
  • with B. Bhardwaj and R. Kumar.
  1. Multi-unit assignment under dichotomous preferences, 
  • Mathematical Social Sciences (2020).
  1. The losses from integration in matching markets can be large, 
  • Economics Letters (2019).
  1. Equality of opportunity and integration in social networks, 
  • Physica A (2019).
  1. Social integration in two-sided matching markets, 
  • Journal of Mathematical Economics (2018).

Working Papers - available at arXiv

  1. Improving efficiency and equality in school choice, with T. Klein 
  • accepted @ the Match-Up workshop in Vienna
  1. Social integration via online dating, with P. Hergovich. 
  1. What happens when separate and unequal school districts merge?, with R. Aue and T. Klein

Media Coverage

MIT Tech Review, New Scientist, The Economist, Financial Times, Forbes, BBC’s Thinking Allowed, Marginal Revolution, ...

Awards & Grants

Principal Investigator, ESRC Impact Acceleration Account Award, worth £24,400. 
Co-recipient of the following two Leibniz Association grants:
2 Improving school admissions for diversity worth 340,000 euros.
Seal of excellence for Marie Curie fellowship worth 162,806 euros.
North America Research Mobility Fund.
Queen’s Management School Research Funding Innovation Prize.
EssexLab Seedcorn Fund Grant.